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1. WO2012056864 - INPUT DEVICE, INFORMATION APPARATUS PROVIDED WITH THE INPUT DEVICE, PROGRAM FOR CAUSING COMPUTER TO FUNCTION AS INPUT DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR USING THE INPUT DEVICE TO INPUT CHARACTERS

Publication Number WO/2012/056864
Publication Date 03.05.2012
International Application No. PCT/JP2011/073203
International Filing Date 07.10.2011
IPC
G06F 3/041 2006.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
03Arrangements for converting the position or the displacement of a member into a coded form
041Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means
G06F 3/023 2006.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
02Input arrangements using manually operated switches, e.g. using keyboards or dials
023Arrangements for converting discrete items of information into a coded form, e.g. arrangements for interpreting keyboard generated codes as alphanumeric codes, operand codes or instruction codes
G06F 3/033 2006.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
03Arrangements for converting the position or the displacement of a member into a coded form
033Pointing devices displaced or positioned by the user; Accessories therefor
G06F 3/042 2006.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
03Arrangements for converting the position or the displacement of a member into a coded form
041Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means
042by opto-electronic means
H03M 11/04 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
03BASIC ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY
MCODING, DECODING OR CODE CONVERSION, IN GENERAL
11Coding in connection with keyboards or like devices, i.e. coding of the position of operated keys
02Details
04Coding of multifunction keys
CPC
G06F 1/1673
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1Details not covered by groups G06F3/00G06F13/00 and G06F21/00
16Constructional details or arrangements
1613for portable computers
1633Constructional details or arrangements of portable computers not specific to the type of enclosures covered by groups G06F1/1615 - G06F1/1626
1662Details related to the integrated keyboard
1673Arrangements for projecting a virtual keyboard
G06F 3/0426
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
03Arrangements for converting the position or the displacement of a member into a coded form
041Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means
042by opto-electronic means
0425using a single imaging device like a video camera for tracking the absolute position of a single or a plurality of objects with respect to an imaged reference surface, e.g. video camera imaging a display or a projection screen, a table or a wall surface, on which a computer generated image is displayed or projected
0426tracking fingers with respect to a virtual keyboard projected or printed on the surface
G06F 3/04886
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
048Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI]
0487using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser
0488using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
04886by partitioning the screen or tablet into independently controllable areas, e.g. virtual keyboards, menus
Applicants
  • 和田 善博 WADA, Yoshihiro [JP]/[JP]
Inventors
  • 和田 善博 WADA, Yoshihiro
Agents
  • 特許業務法人深見特許事務所 Fukami Patent Office, p.c.
Priority Data
2010-25628828.10.2010JP
2010-28870107.12.2010JP
Publication Language Japanese (JA)
Filing Language Japanese (JA)
Designated States
Title
(EN) INPUT DEVICE, INFORMATION APPARATUS PROVIDED WITH THE INPUT DEVICE, PROGRAM FOR CAUSING COMPUTER TO FUNCTION AS INPUT DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR USING THE INPUT DEVICE TO INPUT CHARACTERS
(FR) DISPOSITIF D'ENTRÉE, APPAREIL D'INFORMATIONS MUNI DU DISPOSITIF D'ENTRÉE, PROGRAMME SERVANT À AMENER UN ORDINATEUR À FONCTIONNER À TITRE DE DISPOSITIF D'ENTRÉE, ET PROCÉDÉ D'UTILISATION DU DISPOSITIF D'ENTRÉE POUR SAISIR DES CARACTÈRES
(JA) 入力装置、当該入力装置を備えた情報機器、コンピュータを入力装置として機能させるためのプログラム、および入力装置を用いて文字を入力するための方法
Abstract
(EN)
Provided is an input device which can mitigate finger and arm fatigue for the purpose of achieving high-speed key entry. The input device has: a camera configured to consecutively photograph fingers of a user of the input device; a finger position detection unit configured to detect the position of each finger of the user on the basis of an image photographed by the camera; a home position detection unit configured so that when fingers of the user make tactile contact with a desktop and come to rest, the positions of the fingers of the user at the point in time are stored as home positions upon a virtual keyboard such that the distances from the camera to the keys for which each finger is responsible differ and which has a shape unique to the user; a typing behavior detection unit configured so as to detect that a finger of the user which has been detected by the finger position detection unit has typed a key upon the virtual keyboard; and a key code generation unit configured so as to generate the code of the key upon the virtual keyboard corresponding to the position where there has been a typing operation.
(FR)
L'invention porte sur un dispositif d'entrée qui peut limiter la fatigue des doigts et des bras dans le but de réaliser une saisie par touches rapide. Le dispositif d'entrée comprend : une caméra configurée pour photographier consécutivement les doigts d'un utilisateur du dispositif d'entrée ; une unité de détection de position de doigt configurée pour détecter la position de chaque doigt de l'utilisateur sur la base d'une image photographiée par la caméra ; une unité de détection de position de repos configurée de manière que, lorsque des doigts de l'utilisateur entrent en contact tactile avec un bureau et s'arrêtent, les positions des doigts de l'utilisateur à cet instant sont stockées à titre de position de repos sur un clavier virtuel tel que les distances de la caméra aux touches dont chaque doigt est chargé diffèrent et qui présente une forme particulière à l'utilisateur ; une unité de détection de comportement de frappe configurée de manière à détecter qu'un doigt de l'utilisateur qui a été détecté par l'unité de détection de position de doigt a frappé une touche sur le clavier virtuel ; et une unité de génération de code de touche configurée de manière à générer le code de la touche sur le clavier virtuel correspondant à la position en laquelle une opération de frappe a été effectuée.
(JA)
 手指や腕の疲れを軽減でき、高速なキー入力を実現するための入力装置が提供される。入力装置は、当該入力装置の使用者の手指を連続的に撮影するように構成されたカメラと、カメラによって撮影された画像から使用者の各手指の位置を検出するように構成された手指位置検出部と、使用者の手指が机上に接触して静止した時に、その時点の使用者の手指の位置を、各指が担当するキーのカメラからの距離が異なり、かつ、使用者に固有の形状を有する仮想キーボード上のホームポジションとして記憶するように構成されたホームポジション検出部と、手指位置検出部が検出した使用者の手指が仮想キーボード上のキーを打鍵したことを検出するように構成された打鍵動作検出部と、打鍵動作があった位置に該当する仮想キーボード上のキーのコードを生成するように構成されたキーコード生成部とを有する。
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